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"Tell me, what is it you will you do with your one wild and precious life?" ~Mary Oliver

 http://getcontrolofyourlife.org/2017/08/07/052-coaching-as-a-lifestyle/

Friday
Dec292017

Look back on 2017...

My Dear Coaching Clients,

It's incredible that here we are---closing out 2017. I invite you to  p   a   u   s   e. This is my end of the year meditation, written for you. I invite you to take a moment, center yourself, read slowly through---and see what rises, organically, naturally. Perhaps light a candle...or put on some soulful music. (You can come back through a second time to capture/journal.) For now...just give yourself this gift of experience.

Look back at 2017 ....with a very light touch.
Without judgment.
See you...and your life...all that was part of this year.
Glance at your year with kindness.
Notice everything.
Smile deeply as you celebrate the you who is becoming.
Notice that which you want to release...for you no longer need it...and it has grown stale, old, stifling.
Savor what you have created.
Shine light on the ways in which your gifts were manifest.
See the funny.
Gently touch the sacred shining through, surprising and delighting.
Lean into the pain...for that, too, is part of the journey. Honor it. And you, the survivor.
Embrace your community of fellow-travelers...colleagues, friends, family, strangers of light and love.
See the fullness and beauty of the you who is becoming more alive, more true...and who truly grew in 2017.
Love her/him/them.
Put your arms around the whole year...and prepare to bless and release it. 

P  a  u  s  e  

B r e a t h e   d e e p l y. 

Listen more deeply.
As you prepare to close the door on 2017...
Is there anything unfinished that would benefit from your attention?
If so, see it, and imagine taking the next right action.
Now mentally----sweep over your memories and see if something rises that wants to be named.
Claimed.
Owned.
Celebrated.
Give the year a title... "The year of the_____."  Or, "The year that was______." Or, "A year of_______." Or, "The year when I ______." Or a single, just right word.

And now....

Listen for the beckoning intimations of 2018...
The call of the new year.
What is wanting to be born?
What do you definitely want to take with you into the new year?
What about you wants to blossom---is ready to shine?
What do you really desire in 2018? Take a moment to see it----allowing it to become more visible. Imagine it coming into your life.
Even invite the most audacious desires to rise.   
Now, picture yourself claiming space in 2018 for that which matters most.
(Remember---if still rising in you, powerfully, gently, let go of and leave behind anything that isn't bringing you fully alive or aligned with your values. Leave that in 2017.)
Invite the divine to join you (if that is part of your belief system)---to rise in you, to ignite your greatest being.
Notice who you long to join you on the 2018 path.
And whom you don't.
Delight in your capacity to create...
And give space to the creative dreamer in you.
Is there something you want to hone? A skill? A gift? A new way of being. Invite that in.
Touch base with your Future Self.
Listen for a moment to each of your values---and let each one have a voice in shaping your new year.

And now---behold the you that is ready to cross over.
To begin again.
Anew.
With aligned mind, body, heart, spirit in the creation of this gift that is called life.
In your home.
In your family and relationships.
In your professional life.
In your community and world.

It's time.

And....when you've scanned, savored, let go, imagined, invited...know that you are right where you need to be.
Where you belong.
Whole.
Healthy.
Gifted.
Becoming.
Curious.
Just like every other being on the planet.

And feel my love, my deep honor, my pleasure to be at your side in the all of it.

Here's to your 2018 shine and a Powerful, Prosperous and Joyous New Year!!

 

Tuesday
Aug082017

Curiosity...Living the Question 

Here's a taste of me. A 53 minute podcast where I'm interviewed by Dr. Deb. A chance for you to experience me as coach...and to hear me lean in with passion to just a few of the skills I employ on your behalf as coach. Skills available to all! A way of living, really. As I re-listened to it (you know frankly with that little trepidation when you've spoken and it's gone 'live')...it made me smile. Yup, that's me. Yup, that's what it feels like to be with me. Yup, that's the power of coaching curiosity and conversations...a power available to all! 

So...I invite you to grab a cuppa. Or go for a walk. And listen with an open heart...one attuned to juicy possibility! May these 53 minutes nourish you. Open you. Spark your greatness! Enjoy!

 

http://getcontrolofyourlife.org/2017/08/07/052-coaching-as-a-lifestyle/

Tuesday
Jun142016

Best Mass Loving

Yesterday, when I heard of the terrorist shooting at the LGBT club in Orlando, I found myself thinking..."Someone should do something." Looking around. For others to lead, say, do.

Then, I realized I am that someone.

We all are.

And this morning as we struggle with what is being called the Worst Mass Shooting in our nation's history I thought this. We have a category. We have numbers. For the horrific. For the unimaginable (while we honor that this takes place daily in the nations of our beloved sisters and brothers.) So----what if we claim a new category?

Maybe Best Mass Loving. And we start to tell these stories. Amazing ourselves. Bathe the world with our better angels in charge.

So...instead of Random Acts of Violence...we create Random (as in Surprising, Intentional) Acts of Love. We disarm through love. We take our imPULSE for revenge or an eye for an eye...and we redirect it to something even more powerful...an imPULSE borne of our hearts that beat...an imPULSE of sheer, audacious love in the face of it all. That's Ghandi. That's Buddha. That's Jesus. That's Humans (at our best---this doesn't require religion...it's simply what the power and beauty of religion has held up at its best.)

Will you join me? Write. Read. Speak. Act. From love. I don't know what that will look like...but I know it doesn't include judgment, damnation, othering, we-they-knee-jerkiness.

No...it includes remembering that we belong to each other. Every single diverse one of us. Everyone. I'm up for that wave. Using the powerful love of water raining down from the mountains. Plug into our inner Martin Luther Kings. Your inner whatever it is that inspires you---and makes you feel more brave, more real, more whole, more alive, more able to risk really loving. Post here. Post on your page. Write with chalk on your sidewalks. With lipstick or dry erase on your windows. Let's roll. Let's be the world we wish to see.

Love, Lynn

Wednesday
Sep092015

Quickie Gratitude

Right here. This powerful wave washes over me.

I love my life.

Truly.

My next client arrives shortly...so verdant in all that is being birthed!

The birds chirp.

The sky is that blue that is so blue it defines blue.

Jambox playing new alt folk (my kind of sound).

Distant thrum of the world.

Lemon slice about to slide into the goblet of ice water.

Just sheer gratitude.

And so very thankful...that I know (now) to pause.

Exhale.

Breathe in.

And man, oh man (or woman, oh woman!) receive.

This. Is. My. Life.

Tuesday
Jun162015

Not a luxury...

About 30 years ago. I walked into a fresh, indie flower shop on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. I could feel my pores instantly expanding---saying "Yes!" (do you know that feeling?) Then, the lilting British accent said this: "In the U.S. you think of flowers as a luxury-----in the UK, my mum thinks of them as a necessity." 

Bam!

I've never forgotten it.

It's easy to think that coaches have it ALL together. All the time. 24/7, baby. Wrapped in juicy perspectives! Fueled by fantastic dreams-vision-action-values-aligned-bold-power-choices. Every single moment of each and every day. Ahem. That's actually not real. It's the guy behind the curtain! And, when you pull it back---you find a human being. Like me. Passionate. A super coach...

And...

A person who sometimes neglects (I don't use this word lightly) to "put my oxygen mask on first" as they wisely say to parents on airplanes. Real people, about to take flight.

Today, the words of Hannah Massarella arrived in my inbox. While she's writing especially for coaches...like me...her wisdom is spot-on for anyone whose heart beats! I invite you to be juiced by Hannah! (Hannah----we haven't met---but next time I'm in the UK---or better still, YOU are in Colorado----consider yourself invited to the Big Red Couch. We'll make sure to dip in the pine trees or the creek, too!) 

Hannah's Top 5 Tips...

Explore new terrain

Going to a new country gives you an instant alternative perspective. 

Let go with music 

Handing yourself over to music is liberating, it allows your mojo space to move, to dance, to come alive. 

Invest in courses/workshops/retreats

(Yup....this includes coaching!)

Hit nature up good and proper

Nature is where we belong. It nourishes us. 

Read, read, read

Reading continuously drip-feeds the spirit. 

http://www.hannahmassarella.co.uk/

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"Invest In" absolutely includes hiring a coach!

This is not a luxury.

Your gorgeous responsibility is to tend your life. Nothing more. Nothing less. Notice what's calling your name!! And if it's "I'd like Lynn Young as my coach" well then, by all means go for it!

Simply, email me at lynnyoungcoach@gmail.com. It really is that easy! 

Life's too short not to be bold---and go straight towards your heart's desire! 

Here's to your self-development! In whatever form! And mine, too. I think I hear the pine trees out back calling my name!